Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid - Football Match Report

Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Real Madrid: Isco rescues point as Real's winning start is ended

Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Real Madrid: Isco rescues point as Real's winning start is ended

Iker Muniain gave the hosts the lead at the new San Mames, before substitute Isco headed home in the second half to level matters. After these four matches, Real have scored 11 goals, an average of nearly three a game which would equate to over 100 at the end of the LaLiga Santander season.

Champions Barcelona fell behind following a thumping shot from Aritz Elustondo in the 12th minute from a set piece.

He said, "It's a demanding place for visiting sides to come".

Barely a minute after Ter Stegen had blocked a gaping chance for Juanmi, Uruguayan striker Suarez took advantage of some confusion in the area following a free kick and smashed home from close range to the disbelief of the home supporters.

Real Madrid will aim to continue their flawless start to the season when they travel to San Mamés on Saturday to play Athletic Bilbao - A traditionally tricky trip for the European champions that last season ended in a goalless draw.

The Spanish league game at San Mamés is available in most countries through the rights holders' online platform, if they have one.

The visitors finally beat the youngster when Isco nodded home a cross from Gareth Bale in the 63rd minute as the visitors improved after bringing on midfield anchor Casemiro at the start of the second half.

Simon made two more outstanding saves to thwart Marco Asensio and Sergio Ramos although Athletic continued to counter, Inaki Williams smashing wide and the Basques being denied a penalty when the ball struck Casemiro on the arm while the Brazilian was on the floor.

"When you can get three points, it's not good to just take one".